GPs prescribing COVID-19 antivirals 'need more freedom to use their judgment'

Professor Mark Morgan says PBS criteria are, by their nature, too black and white

GPs need more freedom to prescribe COVID-19 antivirals to elderly patients who do not have additional risk factors, the RACGP says.

Professor Mark Morgan
Professor Mark Morgan.

Since being approved by the TGA in January, there here has been widespread confusion around accessing the drugs, as well as their indications and contraindications.

Currently, patients aged 75 or over require one or more risk factors to be eligible for